Callum Chung

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MA Film (Theory) Student who still has not seen enough films somehow

Favorite films

  • Star Wars
  • Police Story
  • Cinema Paradiso
  • Before Sunset

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  • Downfall

    ★★★★

  • Persona

    ★★★★★

  • Millennium Actress

    ★★★★★

  • The Iceman Cometh

    ★★★★

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  • Downfall

    Downfall

    ★★★★

    A really interesting film, albeit not one I ever feel the need to revisit. A grim portrait of the concluding days of Nazi Germany’s involvement in World War II. This is a damn good movie though. 

    I think the best performance here is definitely Bruno Ganz as Hitler. He doesn’t make him sympathetic but he does give Hitler a sense of humanity. You’re never sympathetic to him or see him as anything other than one of history’s biggest monsters but…

  • Persona

    Persona

    ★★★★★

    Really interesting to see this again on the big screen. I think what definitely struck me this time around is how much the visuals and audio choices throughout really mess with a sense of reality in this film. It’s super interesting in that respect. 

    Would definitely recommend it if you haven’t seen it. Definitely a film that can command multiple interpretations but also is incredibly rewarding to rewatch.

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  • Basic Instinct

    Basic Instinct

    ★★★★

    A pretty damn good thriller, I found a lot to enjoy about this one (and not in the way you think I might).

    I like the world of this film and that no one can really claim a moral high ground. Even with our protagonist. He’s kind of a massive dick who’s got a tonne of skeletons in his closet. I like how the film presents the relationship between Nick and Catherine. I like how we see it consume Nick…

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

    I don’t tend to give as many new releases 5 stars as I used to. I used to give them out way too much and if I probably revisited those films they’d score lower. So you know this film was an absolutely spectacular experience if I’m giving it a five now. While this may change in the future, I think this is one of the best new releases I’ve seen in a long long time. I really loved this. 

    It’s a…